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Southeast Alaska Beachfront Cottage

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Otter Way Cottage is located in Indian Cove just 3/4 mile North of the Alaska Marine Highway Ferry Dock. Enjoy the 180 degree view of the cove populated by resident eagles, herons, porpoises, and more … Fishing, hiking, boating, kayaking, diving, rock-skipping, and barbecue all within a stone's throw of the front door down the private staircase to the beach. One master bedroom and bath upstairs off of the main living space make this hide-away a perfect spot for a couple. A second bedroom is available through the basement with its own entrance, ideal for teenagers or visiting guests (no bathroom downstairs) we refer to this room as The Hobbit Hole as it has low ceilings and a separate entrance from the upstairs. Not suitable for small children sleeping alone .

More Details

Owner
Teresa Busch
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 23, 2017

About Teresa Busch

We've lived in Juneau for 24 years and consider ourselves to be very fortunate to have found such a beautiful environment and community to call home. We both grew up in Oregon and are now splitting time between the 2 places that we call home. We wanted others to experience the beauty and serenity of our cove when we are away.

There truly is no other place like it.

Teresa Busch purchased this house in 2004

Why Teresa Busch chose Alaska

We purchased Otter Way Cottage after leasing it for a year. When you wake up every morning and no matter what the weather looks like outside you still feel like you are on vacation we knew that was where we wanted to be. The front of the house is all windows and faces the water. There are days you feel like you are watching a nature channel through the windows. With porpoises that play in the cove, eagles, herons, otters and whales you won't want to leave the cove.

What makes this house unique

The million dollar view, the convenient location and the quiet neighborhood will make you fall in love with Indian Cove. Rent a Kayak 5 minutes down the road at Auke Bay Kayak Rentals and paddle out to Indian Island that sits right in front of the Cottage.

Build a bonfire in the fire pit and look for the Aurora. Bar-B-Q on the expansive deck and wait for the tide to go out then walk across the land bridge to the little island and watch the sunset. So many things to enjoy.

Amenities

Juneau House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • The cottage only has bathroom upstairs. recently renovated with new shower,tub,toilet and vanity.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    Hobbit Hole - 1 queen
  • Bedroom upstairs has a Queen bed and has a Jack and Jill style bathroom. There is a bedroom with a separate entrance downstairs off the artist studio that also has a queen size captains bed and is a comfortable smaller bedroom. We refer to this room as the Hobbit Hole as it has a short door entrance and low ceilings.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Otter Way Cottage is the place to go if you are looking for a front row seat to wild life and adventure. It provides a comfortable, clean and cozy,well stocked place for you to retreat to or as a base for all the Alaskan adventures that you have planned for.

Reviews

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(33 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 33 reviews
5

Exceptional!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was perfect for us. Teresa has stocked this place like she lives there. If you didn't pack it don't worry it's in the cottage. Bedroom- extra blankets and pillows in the closets, Bathroom-- all the regular items plus dry shampoo and hair spray. Kitchen is stocked beyond words. She had everything including all the paper products in the kitchen. We saw umbrellas, rain jackets, boots gloves medical first-aid. I have never stayed in a place that supplied so much. The best thing about the cottage was the view. It was worth the trip just for the view alone. I wish we could of spent more time enjoying the cottage but we had some excursions planned. It was only the two of us so we never used the hobbit hole. I would recommend the cottage to anyone looking to visit the area. Thanks Teresa we hope to make it back some day.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lori, Thank you so much for this wonderful review. We try to make our guests stay feel like home or home away from home. Rick and I have stayed in many places where we forgot a simple thing like band aides or bug spray which would require yet another trip to the store. We tried to fill that gap and make it possible for you to enjoy more time at the cottage. I happy that you appreciate it. Thank you again for staying at Otter Way and we hope to see you again. Teresa
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5

Blessed beyond measure

  • 5 of 5

Our family had an amazing time at the cottage and in Juneau. We used the cottage as "home base" for lots of hikes, whale watching, and general adventure-seeking! The cottage was really cozy, well-provisioned, and situated in a proverbial paradise. We watched porpoises play in the emerald blue Cove every morning while drinking coffee on the patio. We made some fun meals in great kitchen. We walked out to the little island at low tide. We read books, napped, played board games...all one could hope for in a vacation. Thanks for allowing us the use of the cottage. We had such an amazing and memorable trip.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Golden, CO
5

A lovely place

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay in the cottage. It is bright, even on rainy days, with windows framing spectacular views. Bald eagles, otters, and seals were common sights. Even with all the nearby hiking and exploring, it was hard to leave the house, as it was so attractive, cozy and comfortable. We hated to leave.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

What a view!

  • 5 of 5

I loved waking up the the view of the cove and wildlife. I slept in the basement and it was perfectly fine and comfortable. The basement room looks right out into the water and it was a wonderful experience. My colleague slept on the top level and had no complaints. The kitchen and living space were open and delightful with full windows facing the cove.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ridgway, CO
5

Perfect place!!

  • 5 of 5

Great house in a perfect location. The view off the deck and from the yard allowed for hours of wildlife watching. The house was full of anything you could need.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spring Valley, MN
5

We loved it!

  • 5 of 5

Otter Way Cottage was perfect for our needs, and we found the place very clean when we arrived! Everything was in perfect working order, and we so much appreciated all the "extras" that were provided by the owners. Our college age daughter loved having her own space on the lower level! The view from the cottage was breathtaking, and it was so peaceful and relaxing having our morning coffee and waiting for the sun to come up. If ever in the Juneau area again, this place would be first on our list! Thank you, Teresa and Rick!

  • Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Juneau International Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Squires Rest
Nearest Ferry
0.5 Miles
Alaska Marine Highway Ferry Terminal
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Depends on the tide
Nearest Train
103 Miles
Is in Skagway
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
Glacier HWY
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Gonzo's
Nearest Beach
Cottage is beach front
Car: necessary

Otter Way Cottage is located 15 minutes from the local airport. On the drive from the airport you will see the Mendenhall Glacier which is a must see, plan a day trip to the glacier as there is plenty of hiking trails and visitor activities at the glacier visitor center to keep you busy all day.You will also pass by Auke Lake which is a fresh water lake with kayaking jet skiing and fresh water fishing , Auke Bay Harbor is where you will find kayak and boat rentals, charter a fishing boat or book a whale watching tour. The Cottage is a south facing beach front cottage located in Indian Cove.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $158
Damage Insurance $79

Damage deposit is non refundable.
Refunds are made only in cases of cancellation.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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